Todd Kelly in 2009
|Born||9 October 1979 (age 38)|
|Current team||Nissan Motorsport|
|2017 Championship position||18th (1536 pts)|
Todd Kelly (born 9 October 1979) is a retired Australian professional racing driver who competed in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. He is the older brother of fellow Supercars driver and former Bathurst 1000 winner, Rick Kelly. He drove for the Holden Racing Team from 2003 until 2007, and Perkins Engineering in 2008.Since 2009, he has been with his family team Kelly Racing (now known as Nissan Motorsport Australia). He is the youngest driver to have reached 100 starts in the series.
The Supercars Championship is a touring car racing category based in Australia and run as an International Series under Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) regulations.
The Bathurst 1000 is a 1,000-kilometre (620 mi) touring car race held annually on the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia. It is currently run as a championship event for Supercars.
Rick Kelly is an Australian professional racing driver currently competing in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, driving the No. 15 Nissan Altima for Kelly Racing. Previously, he drove for the HSV Dealer Team with whom he won the Bathurst 1000 alongside Greg Murphy in 2003 and 2004. In 2006, Kelly extended his success by winning the V8 Supercar Championship for the HSV Dealer Team. His older brother Todd Kelly was also a racing driver who won the Bathurst 1000 in 2005. His parents John and Margaret Kelly formed Kelly Racing in 2009 with Rick and Todd Kelly as lead drivers, expanding to a 4 car operation.
Season 2001 was Kelly's first full-time season in V8 Supercars (although he had previously raced in the category in 99' and 00'), he drove for the K-Mart Racing Team alongside Greg Murphy. He and Greg finished 3rd at Bathurst. He finished his first full season in 6thand broke through for his first-round victory in the last round of the season at Sandown Raceway. Season 2002 saw him take four second places, and fifth in the championship.
The 2001 Shell Championship Series was a motor racing competition for V8 Supercars. The championship, which was the third Shell Championship Series, began on 25 March 2001 at Phillip Island and ended on 2 December at Sandown after 13 rounds. The same events also determined the winner of the 2001 Australian Touring Car Championship as awarded by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.
The HSV Dealer Team, previously known as the K-Mart Racing Team, was an Australian V8 Supercar team. The team ceased operations at the end of 2008, with Walkinshaw Racing and Kelly Racing being formed by owners and staff of the former team. The team is best known for winning the Bathurst 1000 in 2003 and 2004 and the V8 Supercars championship in 2006 and 2007.
Greg Murphy is a New Zealand professional racing driver, best known as a four-time winner of the Bathurst 1000. Greg Murphy joined Jeremy Clarkson and James May presenting Top Gear Live, when it had its first international Live show at ASB Showgrounds in Auckland from 12–15 February 2009, and again when the show returned in 2010.
After two successful years with K-Mart Racing Team, the departure of Jason Bright left a vacancy at the Holden Racing Team in 2003. Kelly and new team-mate Mark Skaife won the Sandown 500 in very wet conditions and in controversial circumstances with a late race tussle with the Team Dynamic Commodore of Jason Richards and Simon Wills. Kelly finished ninthin the championship, behind his brother Rick in eighth. Kelly was part of the two-car Holden Monaro assault by Garry Rogers Motorsport on the 2003 Bathurst 24 Hour race. With co-drivers Jason Bright, Greg Murphy and Peter Brock, Kelly won the race with Murphy crossing the line only 0.3505 seconds ahead of the teams lead car (and the 2002 race winner) driven by Garth Tander and co-driven by Steven Richards, Cameron McConville and Nathan Pretty.
The 2003 V8 Supercar Championship Series was a motor racing series for V8 Supercars. The series, which was the eighth V8 Supercar Championship Series, began on 22 March 2003 in Adelaide and ended on 30 November at Eastern Creek Raceway after 13 rounds. It ended with the awarding of the 44th Australian Touring Car Championship title by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport to Tasmanian driver Marcos Ambrose. It was the first time a Stone Brothers Racing driver had won the championship and marked the first title win by a Ford driver since Glenn Seton in 1997, ending a five-year run by Holden Racing Team drivers.
Mark Stephen SkaifeOAM is a retired Australian motor racing driver. Skaife is a five-time champion of the V8 Supercar Championship Series, including its predecessor, the Australian Touring Car Championship. He is also a six-time winner of the Bathurst 1000. On 29 October 2008, he announced his retirement from full-time touring car racing. Since retiring from driving, Skaife has worked as a commentator and presenter for the series for both the Seven Network and Fox Sports Australia.
Jason John Richards was a New Zealand motor racing driver. A multiple championship winning driver in his homeland in the New Zealand Touring Car Championship, he moved to Australia to pursue a career in the Australian-based V8 Supercar Championship Series. Richards career highlights include finishing second three times in V8 Supercar's most famous race, the Bathurst 1000. Richards died at the age of 35, just over a year after being diagnosed with cancer.
Season 2004 saw him finish behind his brother in the Championship, but this time two places up in seventh.Season 2005 was Kelly's most successful year in V8 Supercars, claiming five podiums. Three of them were wins, including the Bathurst 1000 with Mark Skaife which was Todd's 26th birthday and also the V8 Supercars China Round, the series' only ever event to be held in China. He finished 4th in the standings, ahead of teammate Skaife in fifth.
The 2004 V8 Supercar Championship Series was an Australian motor racing competition for V8 Supercars. It began on 21 March 2004 at the Adelaide Street Circuit and ended on 5 December at Eastern Creek Raceway after 13 rounds. It was the 45th running of the V8 Supercar Championship Series. The series winner was also awarded the 2004 Australian Touring Car Championship title by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.
The 2005 V8 Supercar Championship Series was a motor racing championship for V8 Supercars. The series, which was the seventh V8 Supercar Championship Series, began on 18 March 2005 in Adelaide and ended on 27 November at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit after 13 rounds. The 46th Australian Touring Car Championship title was awarded to the series winner, Russell Ingall by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.
The V8 Supercars China Round was a motor racing event for V8 Supercars that took place at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China in 2005.
Kelly's 2006 season was fairly average throughout the first six rounds, albeit largely through mechanical failures, however after strong driving performances at the next three rounds including second in both the Sandown 500 and Bathurst 1000 when he paired up with younger brother Rick Kelly. Kelly's seat was taken by HSV Dealer Team driver Garth Tander. He was just starting to show some of the form that had him finish fourth in the championship in 2005. He finished the year off strongly, with a second and first place in the last two rounds which left him in sixth placeat the end of the year.
The 2006 V8 Supercar Championship Series was an Australian based motor racing competition for V8 Supercars. It began on 25 March 2006 in Adelaide and ended on 10 December 2006 at Phillip Island after 13 rounds. The 2006 Championship was the eighth V8 Supercar Championship Series.
Garth Tander is a multiple-championship winning Australian motor racing driver competing in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship's Enduro Cup, co-driving the No. 97 Holden ZB Commodore for Triple Eight Race Engineering. He was the 2007 series champion for the HSV Dealer Team and is a three-time winner in Australia's most prestigious motor race, the Bathurst 1000.
Season 2007 was another average year for Kelly, he won the Clipsal 500 but was not able to continue that edge. He came second at Phillip Island and at the Grand Finale, finishing seventhin the championship. In doing so, helped secure Garth Tander the driver's championship. At the conclusion of the season, Kelly announced he would drive for Jack Daniel's Racing from 2008 onwards after a five-year association with HRT. This move is believed to have also been supported by 2007 champion Garth Tander confirming he will be moving from HSVDT to HRT.
The 2007 V8 Supercar season featured the ninth V8 Supercar Championship Series which began on 1 March and finished on 2 December. This championship consisted of 14 rounds covering all states and the Northern Territory of Australia as well as rounds in New Zealand and Bahrain. The series also carried the Australian Touring Car Championship title, which was awarded by CAMS for the forty eighth time in 2007.
The 2007 Clipsal 500 was the first race of the 2007 V8 Supercar season. It was held on the weekend of 1 to 4 March around the inner streets of Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. The Adelaide 500 is a unique event where the round results are determined by the results from the 2nd race, rather that the driver with the most points from the weekend. This means, as was the case in the 2007 round, that the winner of the round doesn't necessarily lead the championship after the event.
Perkins Engineering was a team contesting the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series, operating as an active racing team between 1986 and 2008. From 2009 onwards, the involvement of Perkins Engineering in the championship was wound back into a supply relationship with the newly formed Kelly Racing.
Kelly's 2008 proved to be inconsistent. After starting the year well at Clipsal, where he finished fifth for the round, the middle part of the season saw a lack of the results expected from Kelly. After a major suspension geometry issue was resolved during the course of the Bathurst weekend, the car showed a sudden turn of speed. He finished 4th at Surfers Paradise, then scored a stunning race win in the wet at Symmons Plains,the first victory of any kind (race or round) for a Perkins Engineering entry since 2006. Kelly finished the season in 12th position.
|1996||Australian Formula Ford Championship||12th||Van Diemen RF93 Ford||Todd Kelly|
|1997||Australian Formula Ford Championship||3rd||Van Diemen RF95 Ford||Todd Kelly|
|1998||Australian Drivers' Championship||3rd||Reynard 92D Holden||Todd Kelly|
|1999||Shell Championship Series||36th|| Holden VS Commodore |
Holden VT Commodore
|Holden Young Lions|
|Australian Drivers' Championship||8th||Reynard 92D Holden||Greg Murphy Racing|
|2000||Shell Championship Series||17th||Holden VT Commodore||Holden Racing Team|
|2001||Shell Championship Series||6th||Holden VX Commodore||K-mart Racing|
|2002||V8 Supercar Championship Series||5th||Holden VX Commodore||K-mart Racing|
|2003||V8 Supercar Championship Series||9th||Holden VY Commodore||Holden Racing Team|
|2004||V8 Supercar Championship Series||7th||Holden VY Commodore||Holden Racing Team|
|2005||V8 Supercar Championship Series||4th||Holden VZ Commodore||Holden Racing Team|
|2006||V8 Supercar Championship Series||6th||Holden VZ Commodore|| Holden Racing Team |
HSV Dealer Team
|2007||V8 Supercar Championship Series||6th||Holden VE Commodore||Holden Racing Team|
|2008||V8 Supercar Championship Series||12th||Holden VE Commodore||Jack Daniel's Racing|
|2009||V8 Supercar Championship Series||18th||Holden VE Commodore||Kelly Racing|
|2010||V8 Supercar Championship Series||18th||Holden VE Commodore||Kelly Racing|
|2011||International V8 Supercars Championship||18th||Holden VE Commodore||Kelly Racing|
|2012||International V8 Supercars Championship||22nd||Holden VE Commodore||Kelly Racing|
|2013||International V8 Supercars Championship||25th||Nissan Altima L33||Nissan Motorsport|
|2014||International V8 Supercars Championship||22nd||Nissan Altima L33||Nissan Motorsport|
|2015||International V8 Supercars Championship||17th||Nissan Altima L33||Nissan Motorsport|
|2016||International V8 Supercars Championship||14th||Nissan Altima L33||Nissan Motorsport|
|2017||Virgin Australia Supercars Championship||18th||Nissan Altima L33||Nissan Motorsport|
|1998||John Faulkner Racing||Holden Commodore VS||DNF||136|
|1999||Holden Young Lions||Holden Commodore VT||6th||161|
|2000||Holden Young Lions||Holden Commodore VT||5th||161|
|2001||Kmart Racing||Holden Commodore VX||3rd||161|
|2002||Kmart Racing||Holden Commodore VX||13th||159|
|2003||Holden Racing Team||Holden Commodore VY||8th||161|
|2004||Holden Racing Team||Holden Commodore VY||14th||159|
|2005||Holden Racing Team||Holden Commodore VZ||1st||161|
|2006||HSV Dealer Team||Holden Commodore VZ||2nd||161|
|2007||Holden Racing Team||Holden Commodore VE||DNF||149|
|2008||Perkins Engineering||Holden Commodore VE||17th||157|
|2009||Kelly Racing||Holden Commodore VE||8th||161|
|2010||Kelly Racing||Holden Commodore VE||20th||161|
|2011||Kelly Racing||Holden Commodore VE||24th||154|
|2012||Kelly Racing||Holden Commodore VE||18th||154|
|2013||Nissan Motorsport||Nissan Altima L33||DNF||20|
|2014||Nissan Motorsport||Nissan Altima L33||7th||161|
|2015||Nissan Motorsport||Nissan Altima L33||20th||156|
|2016||Nissan Motorsport||Nissan Altima L33||DNF||157|
|2017||Nissan Motorsport||Nissan Altima L33||7th||161|
|2003||Holden Monaro 427C||A||527||1st||1st|
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| Winner of the Bathurst 1000 |
(with Mark Skaife)